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History and Origin

Dobermans were first bred in Apolda. They were used as tax collector dogs. During World War II, the United States Marine Corps adopted the Doberman as its official war dog. After the war the breed was nearly lost. From 1949-1958 there were no new litters registered. Werner Jung is credited in saving this breed.

Basic physical characteristics

The Doberman has a short coat and a square build. The Doberman is a dog of large size. This dog can come in either black, red or red rust. They are also known to sometimes have a hint of blue in their coats. They have a fairly long tail. They also have their ears cropped.


They are considered to be working dogs. They often get stereotyped as being aggressive and ferocious. They are a personal protection dog though, so they were bred for these traits. They are very obedient dogs that will only do as you say when you command them to do so. They are extremely intelligent which causes them to be easily trained. They are highly loyal as well. They make excellent guard dogs because they love to protect their "family".

Height and weight for female and male.

Male- 26-28 inches tall and weighing about 75-90.4 pounds.

Female- 24-26 inches tall and weighing about 59.5-79.4 pounds.

Food requirements

Their recommended daily amount of food is 2.5-3.5 cups of dog food a day split into two separate meals. Doing so will ensure that they stay healthy and not overweight.


They were originally bred to have a maintenance free coat. Their coat is short and easy to wash. It also dries quickly. Brushing isn't necessary.

Purchasing this dog

You can search for Doberman puppies in a newspaper or online.


1. Bank robbing Dobermans do exist.
2. There is no such thing as a white Doberman

3. There was Doberman Drill Team.

4. The Doberman was named after a person.

5. The Doberman came from several different types of breeds. So it is hard to say what ones they originated from.

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